MAPLE BAKED STUFFED PEARS

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Another recipe from Family Circle Hometown Favorites (photo theirs) that looks so delicious you just want to gobble up the picture! I am making this as soon as I get some pears from my organic delivery company. Can't wait to try it!
06-13-14


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 medium
firm pears with stems
1/4 c
dried cranberries or dried tart red cherries
3 Tbsp
chopped walnuts, toasted
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 1/2 tsp
sugar
1/4 c
water
1/4 c
pure maple syrup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear so the pears stand up. Working through the bottom of each pear, use a melon baller to remove the core.
2
In a small bowl combine cranberries (or cherries), walnuts, lemon juice, and sugar. Spoon cranberry mixture into the hollowed-out bottoms of pears. Stand pears in an ungreased 2-qt. square baking dish. Add the water to baking dish. Pour maple syrup over and around the pears. Sprinkle any remaining cranberry mixture into bottom of dish.
3
Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until pears are tender, basting occasionally with cooking liquid.
4
To serve, spoon any remaining cooking liquid over pears. If desired, cut pears in half, topping with remaining filling from bottom of dish. Serve warm. A dollop of whipped cream is not a bad idea.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Wheat Free